The Listening Booth
A wooden structure that seats two and uses a directional speaker to play audio that only those within the booth can hear. It offers new and existing library-goers, including people with visual impairment, another way to engage with content in the library.
Designed with input from pupils from the WESC Foundation as well as others with experience of visual impairment, this installation was fabricated by Knowle West Media Centre: The Factory. The Listening Booth was part of Libraries Unlimited's Evolve program and the project mentor was Daniel Marcus Clark.
In 2018, I was invited to offer an artistic intervention in the Wellcome Centre for Cultures and Environments of Health's Midlife Conversations conference. I invited attendees to take identical balls of clay and shape them in ways that expressed their responses to conversations and ideas had at the conference. The idea was to explore how we might use non-verbal languages to articulate ideas in new ways, and stimulate further conversation.
You can see a publication documenting the conference outputs here.
The Advice Pavilion
The Advice Pavilion was a temporary structure in Queen's Crescent Garden, Exeter, displaying life advice collected from local residents and communities including St. Sidwells Centre, Exeter Central Mosque, St. Sidwell's C.E. Primary School, and CoLab Community Centre. It was fabricated by woodworker James Wallwork.
The Advice Pavilion was created to celebrate the wisdom available in our local communities.